A bitter sweet day

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jjparke, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today was a glorious day. My wife gave birth to a handsome baby boy on Friday and we came home from the hospital today. I instructed the older boys to retrieve the eggs from the coop as it had been a couple days. When they went out one of the girls was missing. They found her outside tucked into a corner. Her hind end was bloody and a lot of feather and skin were missing. I could see raw flesh as well and puncture wounds. I put her in the coop to see what she would do and she could hardly stand up let alone walk. I could tell she was suffering so I and being unable to walk I was left with only one choice. Kind of sad but at least my new son is happy, healthy and home.
     
  2. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did the right thing. Congrats on the new baby!!
     
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the new baby! [​IMG] But sorry for your loss also [​IMG]
     
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so glad your new son is happy, healthy and at home. Give my congratulations to Mom also. I'm so sorry about your hen. [​IMG][​IMG] You did what was best for her the poor dear.

    God bless you and your family and take care of each other!
     

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